Crater Peak Trail
ElevationAscent: 729' 222 m
Descent: -217' -66 m
High: 7,178' 2,188 m
Low: 6,478' 1,975 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)
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“A scenic but tough trail that culminates with panoramic views of Klamath Basin.”— Kristen Arendt
The Crater Peak Trail starts with a moderate meandering route along Videa Ridge passing through a dense forest of predominantly Shasta red fir and Mountain hemlock.
At just under the two-mile mark, the trail will begin to climb in earnest, as you start a steep and winding ascent to the summit of Crater Peak, which is a small shield volcano. Along the way, you'll pass through small stands of whitebark pine as you steadily gain elevation on your way to the top of Crater Peak.
At the summit, be sure to stop and take in the views. While there are no views of Crater Lake, you'll be rewarded with beautiful views of the Klamath Basin to the southeast.
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Land Manager: National Park Service - Crater Lake National Park